(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the Government’s failure to deliver a digital-only system for processing the basic payment scheme via the Rural Payments Agency, and what assurances she can give to UK farmers that the failure will not result in significant delays to the receipt of their basic payment?
Many farmers will be depending on the basic payment scheme to keep their business afloat and on prompt payment to maintain vital cash flow. Given the seriousness of this matter, I am astounded that the Under-Secretary of State has been sent to this House to deal with it. Where is the Secretary of State? As well as refusing to answer questions on BBC’s “Farming Today”, she...
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Former Labour MP for Garston and Halewood
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
Also represented Liverpool, Garston
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Travel
- West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- Departmental Public Transport
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Shadow Solicitor General (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Government Equalities office) (also in the Ministry of Justice) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (2 Jul 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Children and Families) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 85 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 600 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
(a) Donations to my constituency
party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) (Registered 8 April 2014)
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